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Events planned to mark Sept. 11 attack

From Staff Reports

To commemorate the lives that were lost as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the following events are scheduled in the area:

? Soldiers and civilians of Forts McPherson and Gillem are honoring those killed with ceremonies featuring reenactments of the flag raising at the World Trade Center and remarks by Chaplain Lt. Col. Irvine A. Bryer. Bryer served as a first responder on the morning of the attack on the World Trade Center.

The Patriot's Day observance is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the chapels at Forts McPherson and Gillem.

The community is invited but individuals attending the observance must have their driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration on hand to gain access.

? Riverdale firefighters and police will be honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3650 near City Hall.

For more information, call Helen Denton at (678) 817-5888.

? The Jonesboro Greenhouse will hold a tea in honor of the families of those who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks. It will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and attendance is by reservation only. The cost is $18 per person and refreshments include tea sandwiches, pastries and deserts, a Greenhouse "fruit spritzer" and a pot of tea. Call (770) 477-1084 for reservations.

At 11 a.m., Woodmen of the World Lodge 491 will dedicate a flag and flagpole to the victims of 9-11 and the War on Terror in front of the Hampton City Hall. The ceremony is expected to last about 30 minutes. At 7 p.m., the City of Hampton will hold a candlelight vigil in Bobby McBrayer Park. Visitors are welcomed to arrive at the Hampton train depot at 6:30 to view a commemorative exhibit before the ceremony.